Charlie’s Acres Farm Animal Sanctuary

This post and beam structure we built in Sonoma, California, serves as the brand-new office and venue space for Charlie’s Acres — a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing farm animals and teaching visitors about the many benefits of plant-based eating. Modified from a Columbia Gable Barn Kit from DC Structures, this ranch-style building features a simple yet stunning design that includes 3,360 square feet of conditioned living space plus three covered patios that total 1,056 square feet.

The in-house design team at DC Structures made several modifications to the base model, including extending the standard 36′ x 72′ Columbia kit to fit a 40′ x 96′ footprint and adding gable deck covers to the front and sides of the structure. They also incorporated floor-to-ceiling tongue and groove wall coverings, faux glulam trusses, and Andersen 100 Series windows with colonial grids in the main hall. The exterior features stained cedar board and batten siding made to look reclaimed and Pella® Reserve™ commercial doors. Our WUI High Fire upgrade also ensures this structure is more fire-resistant by design than our standard heavy timber buildings, with upgrades like WUI-approved vents and Fire-X™ plywood boosting its performance in the event of a wildfire.

Delta Coves Community Center

This extraordinary 15,000 sq. ft. community center in Bethel Island, California, is a perfect example of how DC Builders and DC Structures can collaborate on custom residential and commercial projects. Located on a land projection surrounded by water in the private Delta Coves community, this recreational development combines several pre-engineered building kits from DC Structures to form its all-encompassing design. The central building consists of four structures joined by a massive heavy timber veranda, including a 2,642 sq. ft. club room modified from a Columbia 72′ gable barn kit, a 1,767 sq. ft. fitness facility, a 1,723 sq. ft. open-air picnic pavilion, and a 793 sq. ft. restroom area. Additionally, you’ll find a 378 sq. ft. pool equipment room, a custom heavy timber pavilion, and an 892 sq. ft. movement studio intended for low-impact exercises surrounding the main structure.

DC Builders completed the siding and framing for this one-of-a-kind development, along with providing custom design solutions. All six buildings feature pre-stained Western red cedar tongue and groove and board and batten siding. Additionally, the club room, fitness facility, picnic pavilion, and movement studio include stunning heavy timber roof upgrades, with oversized king post trusses adorning the club room ceiling.

Oklahoma Wedding Venue

Located on a verdant property in Stillwater, Oklahoma, this all-encompassing wedding venue features an elegant design fit for any bride and groom. Inside the main hall, you’ll find a grand staircase that connects to the hallway between the bride and groom’s suites, each with access to a deck with a heavy timber pergola. Below the bride and groom’s suites is a full kitchen equipped for catering and ADA restrooms. On the opposite side of the main hall is a stage complete with an arched window wall and tastefully concealed mechanical rooms on either side. The main hall also features curved heavy timber trusses with decorative steel plate connections, three cupolas with windows, and beautiful windows and doors throughout for optimal natural lighting. For those seeking an intimate ceremony in nature, we also provided a custom pavilion with curved heavy timber trusses and a cupola that brings elegance to the outdoors.

Oklahoma Office Barn

With its floor-to-ceiling windows and wide-open layout, this barn-style office in Stillwater, Oklahoma provides the perfect setting for collaboration and productivity. Coming in at 971 square feet, this custom building is one of three structures built by DC Builders for the Sparrow Beginnings wedding and event center in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The interior features a kitchenette with a farmhouse sink, a great room with a gas fireplace topped with a heavy timber mantel, a powder room, and a room for mechanical equipment and storage. Upstairs, a small loft offers a cozy sitting area for relaxed meetings with clients or coworkers. Unlike a majority of our structures, there are no interior posts in this clear span structure thanks to concealed parallel chord roof trusses. Additional custom features that make this project truly one-of-a-kind include faux reclaimed barnwood siding made from Western red cedar boards and battens, custom cabinetry and built-ins, and stained concrete floors.


Evesham Wood

These beautiful heavy timber winery buildings outside Salem, Oregon were designed by DC Builders and completed in the fall of 2016. The main building is a straightforward wine production facility that measures 96′ long with a 60′ clear span supported by steel angle-iron trusses. With 18′ sidewalls, this facility has plenty of room for operating heavy equipment and leaves room for future construction inside the structure. Huge 14′ sliding barn doors also provide easy equipment access, while adding to the rustic appeal of its exterior. Just a few steps away, the tasting room is a simple but attractive 864 sq. ft. annex complete with ADA bathrooms, a prep kitchen suitable for catered events, and an intimate sitting area for wine tasting and relaxation. The exterior of both buildings is all cedar, with Western red cedar board and batten siding, tongue and groove siding, and trim showcasing the beauty and quality of our heavy timbers.

Faith & Heritage Center

It’s not often we get to work on a project quite like the Alex and Faye Spanos Faith and Heritage Center in Dunlap, California, but when we do, it’s extremely rewarding to see the final result. As the trusted builder for this Greek Orthodox chapel, our team had the pleasure of building this unique structure from the ground up. Designed in the method of post and beam construction, this barn-style structure features heavy timber accents throughout that perfectly complement the stunning handprinted murals adorning the interior.

Oregon City Covered Riding Arena

Designed by the in-house design team here at DC Builders, this massive riding arena and horse barn in Oregon City, Oregon offers everything our clients could want and need in an equestrian facility. This all-encompassing equestrian facility features ten horse stalls, two wash bays, a large tack room, an 80’ x 168’ riding arena, and two 24’ x 24’ garages for equipment storage, making it the perfect structure for a horse boarding business. Our clients can also enjoy a 1,300 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment complete with an open concept living room with a gas fireplace, a modern kitchen, full bathroom, and a viewing room looking out into the arena. A large hayloft with a viewing platform also provides extra storage space. We managed the entire project for our clients through design, engineering, permitting, and construction and couldn’t be more thrilled with the outcome! With its stunning heavy timber design and laundry list of amenities, this equestrian facility is certain to be a hit with visitors of the space.

Canby Barn

Designed with a litany of custom features, this monitor-style barn in Canby, Oregon is built to stand out from the rest. Deviating from the standard, this barn design includes a partially enclosed timber frame shed roof that acts as a covered porch and shop entrance, a custom hexagon cupola, and gridded wood and white-stained windows for an intriguing visual effect. This barn also features a standard shed roof, two horse stalls outfitted with Classic Equine stall fronts, a 24’ x 48’ loft area, and a beautiful timber truss on the front gable end. Clad with tongue and groove and cedar board and batten siding, this monitor barn offers a unique heavy timber exterior that will undoubtedly grow in beauty overtime.

Fall City Workshop

This monitor-style workshop in Fall City, Washington originated as a Powell Monitor Barn Kit from DC Structures and underwent major engineering upgrades to achieve its highly customized design. These upgrades include widening the structure from 36′ to 46′, incorporating a heavy timber framed center aisle loft, and performing double-wall construction for all exterior walls. As the site of our client’s manufacturing business, we were tasked with crafting a barn design centered around efficiency. To maximize operations, we designed the raised center aisle in a way that allows our client and their team to lift products and materials from the bottom level to the top with ease. Even with its heavy-duty upgrades, this barn maintains its rustic charm, with Douglas fir and cedar siding that gives it that classic barn appearance. Inside, heavy timber accents provide unparalleled warmth throughout the space.

Whitewashed Horse Barn

This gable-style barn in Fall City, Washington is a great example of what you can accomplish with a custom barn design from DC Builders. Crafted to serve a number of purposes, this custom wood structure functions as a horse barn, a place to hang out with friends and family, and even a wedding and event venue! The main level includes six horse stalls, a wash bay, a tack room, and an enclosed shed roof with room for added storage, while the upstairs features a custom bar and lounge area perfect for kicking back and relaxing. Clad with cedar board and batten siding that was painted white to match the owner’s home, this heavy timber barn successfully blends traditional style with modern amenities to achieve its distinctive design.